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#BlackoutTuesday | reed.co.uk

When a community suffers intolerable injustice, we must come together and make a stand for what’s right.

reed.co.uk would not be the organisation it is today without the contribution of our black co-members: past, present and future.

To our co-members, jobseekers, recruiters, customers, users and to all – we say:

 

Black Lives Matter.

 

But it’s not enough to simply make a statement, share an image and a few hashtags. Those outside of the black community must educate themselves too, to support and show solidarity.

Here’s a small selection of resources to learn about unconscious bias, it’s effects on the black community and understanding privilege.

It’s not a comprehensive reading list, but it’s a good place to start.

Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Tweet us @reedcouk or comment below and we’ll update this list. 

We want to hear from you. 

 

Resources

Community support groups 

Kwanda – ‘a modern collection pot for black communities’

The Reach Out Project – a mentoring programme for inner-city boys, in London, focusing on early intervention supporting four key aspects of childhood development; cognitive, behavioural/social and emotional development

STEP NOW – an organisation supporting young people with the knowledge to step into adulthood using four pillars: finance, career, family and health

4Front Project – member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom.

Generating Genius – ‘our goal is to inspire and aid our future Black #STEM leaders to reach their chosen universities and beyond’

 

Reading lists 

‘75 things white people can do for racial justice’ [2017]

‘In defence of looting’ [2014]

‘White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism’

‘Embracing sadness when joy & rage are the only options the world offers to Black people’ [2019]

‘Free Us All’ [2017]

‘How Videos of Police Brutality Traumatize African Americans and Undermine the Search for Justice’ [2019]

 

Books

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Alex Haley & Malcolm X)

Your Silence Will Not Protect You (Audre Lorde)

Women, Race & Class (Angela Davis)

Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Angela Davis)

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)

Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)

 

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